How is Jimmy Fallon like selling a house?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX DREAM


                I’m not a late nighter.I’m the girl who DVR’s  or catches the highlights during the Today show, but like most of the Generation X’ers I love me some Jimmy Fallon! And even though I still couldn’t stay up late for it ( I do have a small baby people) I did make sure to catch all his come upings  this week.  That said, a Facebook Friend, someone I don’t know in person and a social media celeb in her own right, Katie Lance, blogged about Mr Fallon and his five social media lessons. A great read and I encourage you to take a peek, but it inspired me to write my own five things I have learned from the one and only Jimmy Fallon and how they can relate to selling your house.  I know, I know, how is Jimmy Fallon like selling a house? Sounds like a bad joke, but give me a minute and I think I can make you see


                We all like Jimmy and that’s his appeal. As Ms. Lance points out he is the every man. Someone you knew from college, or the guy that always brings a smile to your face. So when it comes to selling your home, you need to remember this  lesson.

5.Be the every man home. In other words, make your home comfortable enough that anyone seeing your home could picture themself living there.  For example, don’t show off all your family pictures, a few here or there are fine, but don’t overwhelm the buyer with visual noise. Walk around your home and think model home what do I want buyers to see and remember about my home.


But while you want to be well liked you should stand out as well, just like the late night talk show host. Be humble about your home, but show off it’s great attributes.

4.Show off your assets. Jimmy knows where his talent lays, and he goes there and so should your home. Does your house have a great fireplace? Make it the centerpiece of your room! Is the kitchen pantry to die for? Well then, clean it up and show it off!


And while we are on the topic of talent, we all know Mr. Fallon has it, but he does get a little help from his friends. He surrounds himself with others which want him to be as successful as he desires! So when it comes to getting your home sold, you should surround yourself with the best as well!

3. Pick a Realtor that really rocks!Seriously, find someone with the passion and the burning desire to sell your home. Does the real estate agent really seem interested in listing your home, or is just another  home to them? What can they offer that another agent might not be able to?


Jimmy Fallon has been the talk of the town this week. He had the water cooler hopping  and everyone was thirsty for more. He did this by keeping his guest list interesting and high demand. You can do this by having a successful blast off of your home on the MLS.

2.Be ready to be awesome.So you may not have Justin Timberlake in your guest room, but you need to make your home look like he may be stopping by. In other words, before your house hits the market, cut the shrubs, paint the living room, store all the extra stuff you don’t use on a daily basis, and get your home show ready. Who knows maybe J.T. will stop by!


And finally the number one reason why Jimmy Fallon rocks at his job, as well as Ms. Lance, …they own the social media world..

1. Put it out there. Be the social king or queen with the selling of your home. Make sure you and your Realtor, text it, tweet it, put it on Facebook, instragram  and pin it! Jimmy and his crew are constantly out there with their show highlights, teases and must see moments…and so should your house. Treat it like the celebrity it is and make it become a star around town that everyone wants to see.




 Sue Benson, a.k.a. The Pink Lady of Real Estate








Comments (44)

Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Wasn't it Jimmy Fallon who pulled off that wolf in the athletes' housing stunt during the Olympics? He's very funny.

Feb 24, 2014 09:35 PM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Sue...thanks for the great analogies!  Welcome to ActiveRain. Congrats on getting a featured post!! You keep writing blogs like that and it will definitely gain you new clients!!

Feb 24, 2014 10:04 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sue, never stay up late enough to watch Jimmy Fallon, but your points are well taken.

Feb 24, 2014 10:27 PM
Ron Aguilar
Gateway Mortgage Group - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

Sue, very good points. thank you

Feb 24, 2014 11:18 PM
Jill Saddler
Draper, UT
Draper Utah Real Estate Professional - 25 years+!

I haven't caught the show yet, but I've been meaning to - great post, very fun!

Feb 24, 2014 11:44 PM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert

I've been watching JF on delay as well since I just can't stay up that late :)  I wish all my listings and clients were as boyishly likeable, congrats on the feature! 

Feb 25, 2014 12:42 AM
Jim Miner
Miner Noh & Associates - Phoenix, AZ
Loan Modfication & Short Sale Specialist

That is an interesting connections of dots.

Feb 25, 2014 12:49 AM
Aaron Jay
City of Trees Realty - Chico, CA
-Keepin' it Real...Estate!-
Good reminders Sue. I to like Fallon, he's young and does have some big shoes to fill in a large demographic. I wish him well.
Feb 25, 2014 01:22 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Independent architectural histor'n - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Not sure I agree that everyone likes Fallon, but I can agree with your points!

Feb 25, 2014 01:26 AM
Brenda Swigert
Keller Williams Associate Partners Realty - West Chester, OH
Katie Lance did really rock the article she wrote. Thanks.
Feb 25, 2014 01:38 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Sue,

Interesting comparison.

Feb 25, 2014 01:41 AM
Rich Gaasenbeek
IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM - Toronto, ON
Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!

Very creative post and great tips!

Feb 25, 2014 04:52 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Clever post!  I like JF too.  Great tips that everyone can use.

Feb 25, 2014 05:52 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You describe a proper way to sell real estate, but for me, Here's Johnny and only Carnak the Magnificent knows when that house will sell.

Feb 25, 2014 06:08 AM
Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

Sue - love it! clear, simple, good way to introduce the points by 'using' Jimmy - whom I'm sure wouldn't mind. I'll bet people will understand perfectly exactly what you've outlined!

Feb 25, 2014 06:24 AM
Sharon Sanchez
Ace Home Realty - Carson, CA
Your Number "1" Source For Real Estate.

Very creative with good analogies.  Information that everyone could use.  Thanks.

Feb 25, 2014 08:20 AM
M.C. Dwyer
Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Sue what a clever, clever blog.  I just discovered you're a "newbie" to AR - congratulations on the well deserved Feature!    My only disappointment is that you've made it members only post, where as I wanted to re-blog it for my sellers to read 

Feb 25, 2014 08:29 AM
Jamie R. Bell
Bell Realty Group at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NEP - Glastonbury, CT
Your Central CT Realtor

Love it, love it, love it!!!

Here's to a great 2014!

Feb 25, 2014 08:39 AM
Sue Benson
Pinky Knows Naples

Being a newbie I don't know how to change it from Members only, my only other option is Draft? Do I have to upgrade to release blog to the public?

Feb 25, 2014 09:17 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Sue, love this post! Very inspirational to us ole timers. Now, since you are new to AR, you may need to upgrade your subscription so you can select Public view. It seems I remember that change a while back.  You can do a search on the topic or you can contact ActiveRain at the bottom of the page.

Congrats on being featured. With your writing talents, you will do well in the rain!

Feb 25, 2014 10:39 AM